The author of this Neglected Tropical Diseases journal article, Peter Hotez, MD, PhD, is one of our Paul G. Rogers Society for Global Health Research Ambassadors and a presenter at the Hill briefing on Monday.
The article received good pickup across national media outlets, including The New York Times. It is a great, if not chilling, example of disease and conditions knowing no borders. It also reminds us that when we think of global health research, the US is a part of that, too.
“Ailments of poverty, including some tropical diseases much more common in poor countries, are a burden in several regions of the United States, a new analysis finds.
The diseases affect thousands of the poor concentrated in the Mississippi Delta, Appalachia, the borderlands with Mexico, poor urban neighborhoods and tribal reservations.”